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Old 06-27-2015, 08:49 PM   #31
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I just went out to the shop to read the bottle. What I was recalling was that it warns it is not a *paint*. So... I have no idea on if primer is required or not. I put on a primer coat when I did my floor.

But it also says paint will adhere far better
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Old 06-28-2015, 01:35 AM   #32
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personally, I'd lean toward putting up an almuminuminumnumum framed deck floating 2 inches above the highest part of the roof, insulate it with layers of 1/2" plywood*, 1" double foiled insulated foam board, refletix, with a 3/4" layer of plywood on top, with aluminum cross bracing, weld stake pockets on the main aluminum frame, with stakes for a removable canopy with sun shade fabric... or make a screened porch for catching the breezes, when the weather is nice.
No thanks, way too much plywood.

White painted aluminum expanded metal would make a far better deck serface, than a bunch of water logged plywood that high up.

I feel the insulation is not necessary in the roof deck. The only purpose is to block sunlight, and allow air to travel between the bus and the deck for natural cooling.

Aluminum is the best metal to disperse the heat absorbed from the direct sunlight.

Insulation should be inside the metal bus shell for maximum performance.

Other than that I like the idea's you mentioned.

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Old 06-28-2015, 02:25 AM   #33
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No thanks, way too much plywood.

White painted aluminum expanded metal would make a far better deck serface, than a bunch of water logged plywood that high up.

I feel the insulation is not necessary in the roof deck. The only purpose is to block sunlight, and allow air to travel between the bus and the deck for natural cooling.

Aluminum is the best metal to disperse the heat absorbed from the direct sunlight.

Insulation should be inside the metal bus shell for maximum performance.

Other than that I like the idea's you mentioned.

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quite true regarding the plywood, after I typed it all out... I found that red bus with "deck boards" that would be a better option, and I wouldn't think anything less that insulating inside the bus, and using a deck over that. I'll agree that aluminum makes great heat sink material, but expanded aluminum with allow light to pass through.

I saw a deck display a while back at my local Home Depot that had a very thick textured material covering it.... I believe it was a Rustoleum 4x Restore deck product, and I learned they have it in white

edit: disregard the bold part... I'm reading about a class action lawsuit now
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Old 06-28-2015, 10:46 AM   #34
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Was that before or after the weenie roast??

Hahahaha After...Weird place

And you could still see the holes in the slab that went into the underground buses.

Over in Europe I saw the boats that had Sod Roofs - LOL
Not sure that would work for the Rockin RV~
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Old 06-28-2015, 11:08 AM   #35
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My aunt lived near Waco back in those days. I think I was 14. I'd imagine it is a bit weird. But I'm the guy who wants to travel to Guyana.
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Old 06-28-2015, 11:11 AM   #36
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But it also says paint will adhere far better
Just called the company & their tech services said no primer necessary as long it hasn't been exposed to moister
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someone is utilizing the wasted space the way I'm talking about....
the metal roof is in the shade 24/7, 365

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I ended up going to an auto paint store. They set me up with two gallons for the body (pale green), one gallon for the roof (white), with hardener, for $177. I'll be spraying it on. It's acrylic enamel with add-in hardener, so it should last pretty decently and look somewhat glossy.
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Old 07-03-2015, 09:49 AM   #40
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Good call...the hardener makes a HUGE difference in durability.
Makes for nice shiny too.
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